Bankruptcy Courts Try On ‘Zoom’ for 341 Hearings

Driven in large part by the COVID-19 pandemic, the legal industry has seen a significant shift towards virtual proceedings. Among the various virtual tools available, Zoom has emerged as a crucial … [Read more...]

Driver Privilege Card in Virginia

  A new change to Virginia law allows non-U.S. citizens to qualify for a Driver Privilege Card, which functions as a driver's license exclusively for non-U.S. citizens. This card grants … [Read more...]

Avoiding Probate in Virginia

Clients often approach our office seeking to put an estate plan in place that will help their loved ones avoid the probate process.  When asked, our first three suggestions to our clients in order to … [Read more...]

Estate Planning Tips for Parents of Minor Children in Virginia

We often have clients approach us asking questions regarding putting a plan in place for their minor children should something happen to them.  A difficult subject for any parent to address, we start … [Read more...]

What is a Guardian ad litem (GAL) and what is their role in a Virginia Court?

What is a GAL? Per the Supreme Court of Virginia, a Guardian ad litem (GAL) literally means “guardian for the suit.” A guardian ad litem is an attorney appointed by the Court to assist the court in … [Read more...]

What Does a Buyer’s Closing Attorney Do in Virginia?

If you are looking to purchase a home and considering hiring an attorney to assist with your closing, you may be wondering what does a Buyer's closing attorney do?  Along with being able to provide … [Read more...]

When can you probate a copy of a will in Virginia?

When the probate of assets is necessary once someone passes, the traditional process is to set up an appointment with the probate division of the Clerk of Court to probate the original will.  When the … [Read more...]

Major Change to Virginia’s “Move Over Law”

Most Virginia drivers are familiar with VA Code § 46.2-861.1. “Drivers to yield right-of-way or reduce speed when approaching stationary vehicles displaying certain warning lights on highways”, … [Read more...]

What are the benefits of a Subchapter 5 bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy is a legal process that can help individuals and businesses eliminate or repay their debts under the protection of the bankruptcy court. One type of bankruptcy that has recently gained … [Read more...]

Involuntary Commitment Hearings in Virginia

If you or a loved one are diagnosed with a serious mental health disorder, or are currently experiencing a mental health crisis, the involuntary commitment process in Virginia is  vitally important to … [Read more...]